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UMTRI Research Review: Peer pressure on the road?

December 9, 2010

The latest issue of UMTRI Research Review is now available. Newsletter highlights include the following:

Peer Pressure on the Road?
In a new $1.2 million study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, UMTRI researchers will investigate the effect of teen passengers on teen driving performance.

IVBSS Results Reveal Significant Safety Benefits
Following one of the most extensive field tests undertaken, UMTRI researchers have released the final results of the five-year Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System (IVBSS) program.

New ITS Project Explores Signal Timing Communication
In a new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project, UMTRI researchers are working with engineers at the Michigan Department of Transportation to develop technologies that will enable vehicles to receive and communicate information about the signal, phase, and timing of traffic signals.

Focus on the Future Conference Series
UMTRI's third annual Focus on the Future automotive research conference series began in mid September with an in-depth look at the role of information technology in the auto industry.

Also covered in this issue are details on upcoming events, highlights from a U-M student trip to South Africa to promote road safety, and recent UMTRI publications.

See UMTRI Research Review